Where to Eat on Pickering Wharf in Salem, Massachusetts

Where to Eat on Pickering Wharf in Salem, Massachusetts

Pickering Wharf in Salem, Massachusetts, is a 1970s-built waterfront district with a 19th-century feel.  It boasts a marina, boutique shops selling everything from the obligatory witch kitsch to bags made from recycled sails, and lots of restaurants featuring an array of fabulous fresh seafood.  Here are my favorites: Sea Level Oyster Bar offers so much…

Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts

Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts

The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, is the oldest continually operating and collecting museum in the United States.  Its complicated history reaches back to the cusp of the 19th century, when our newborn nation was between wars with Britain and 170-year-old Salem was one of her largest cities and a world-class seaport.  Salem ships…

Walking Salem

Walking Salem

Recently, I had the chance to walk for a spell in the city of my birth–Salem, Massachusetts. This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. It’s an uncommon city whose spirit twists around the singular error of its life. In what has to be one of the world’s weirdest successful marketing strategies, Salem embraces…